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Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
happened five days before election day. republicans are charging that the delay was, or the delay in reporting it was politically motivated. the pentagon says it withheld news of the attack because the drone was on a secret mission. >>> arizona judge has sentenced jared loughner to life in prison without parole. congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her astronaut were among those in court yesterday for the sentencing. kelly and other survivors made statements before the punishment was handed down. loughner pleaded guilty to opening fire at giffords' public appearance in tucson in january of 2011. giffords is still recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. >>> northeast is still trying to get back to normal after getting hit by two big storms. damage is in tey are rationing york city. sarah simmons is back now with more on all of this. >> the frustrations are high there right now. they're trying to bring the tempers down by bringing order to the lines at the gas stations there. they are rationing gas. here is how it works. today drivers in new york city and on long island can onl
FOX
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
questions of timing. was the information held until after the election to protect the president? the white house says no but law makers felt blindsided. >> when she's questions came up, i took the action myself to try to find out and then informed my vice chairman and i talked to the director twice. this is very hard stuff. >> and he was scheduled to testify before congress this week about what the cia knew about the attack on the u.s. consulate two months ago that killed four americans including a u.s. ambassador. now he will be a no show. but possible he could still face a subpoena. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if he doesn't testify. >> also asking for congress to create a joint committee to look into the affair and potential security risks. the wall street journal reports his computer contained classify documents that they both deny the general was the classified source. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, president obama is focusing on that fiscal cliff. he's inviting labor leaders to the white house tomorrow and wednesday he will meet
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
-election campaign kwauled to report more than $400,000 in expenditures and $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company. on those federal charges brown's original plea called for 6 month sentence. prosecutors believe a 6 day jail sentence plus three years of supervised probation would be appropriate. brown's attorney is asking for no jail time and for two years of supervised probation. that's on the federal charges. you mention this, later today, he will go over to dc superior court at 2:30 to face sentencing for the campaign finance charges. and that he does face a maximum of 6 months in prison. very busy day here. >> all right. thank you very much. >> some of the other top stories we're following for you on this tuesday morning, an update on a shortage of paramedics. the fire chief will announce a plan to move paramedics off overnight hours to cover busier times of the day. some people will worried there won't be enough help if a life is online. we spoke with the chief. he denied claims by the firefighter's union that this plan will reduce their ability to respond to cal
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Nov 8, 2012 9:00am EST
every street in one town. as the bay state got four inches of snow. >> the election is over but president obama now has a number of pressing issues on his plate. the most immediate is confronting the so-called fiscal cliff. >> if the president in congress cannot fix it, experts say we will be headed for another recession. has to do with the bush era tax cuts. $440 billion worth. john boehner says he is open with putting politics aside and making a deal with the president. they have until january 1st from preventing the economy from going over that cliff. another issue for the president is appointing a new secretary of state. clinton is not expected to return but may stay a few weeks after the president is sworn in again. >> election officials in virginia are considering changes after long lines force some to wait for hours to cast their ballot. the commonwealth is considering switching from the touch screen mondays to optical scans. turn out was less than in 2004 or 2008. there were complaints about long lines and registration issues. now investigating the voting problems there.
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
race for president is over and now the hard work begins. as voters left the polls on election day. exit polls show the majority think the economy is the most important issue. only 15% said the focus should be on taming the deficit. the latest from capitol hill where a fiscal cliff is on the horizon. >> president obama has won another four years but does he have the mandate? house republicans also won on tuesday. with the fiscal cliff approaching at the end of the year, the fundamentals haven't really changed. the first family about to settle in for another term. won't be much time to celebrate. the fiscal cliff is approaching just down the street and the government could start hemorrhaging cash at the end of the year. >> the fiscal year is $200 billion of spending cuts. going over the full cliff is a recipe. there's no question about it. >> after tuesday does the president have the mandate to raise taxes on the wealthy? something he has pushed for years. >> this is the message american people sent from all over. and that is they are tired of these partisan gridlocks. >> point to the imp
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Nov 15, 2012 9:00am EST
what they are wearing and paying attention to the designers. >> it's funny because this is election night and this is the family on stage here. and i must say, i love those outfits those girls have on. and i did take notice. >> sasha wore a gorgeous skirt. but they are known for wearing more affordable pieces. and that skirt she wore on election night was worn by malia at a state dinner in 2011. rerare pieces and hand them down. >> we were showing pictures of the obamas out and about. you can see some of the fashion forward thinking we're talking about. one thing i like about it is they are still relatively young. 14 and 11. they are not dressed too grown for their age or too flirty. but it's trendy and age appropriate. how do they capture that and really how can all of us do that? >> yeah. absolutely. what they do really well and they take after their mother. is they are not afraid of color. they'll wear bright pops of color whether it's in the belt or a bright blue coat. and i love the a-line skirts they wear a lot. so playing with patterns. it's very fun. >> we just took the pict
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
look something serious. send the message to the markets and the american people. this election pretty much laid out what the american people want. 80% of the american people want to compromise. both parties to work together. i don't know what it will take for these guys to wake up and realize that. we have to stop this negotiating i'm not going to do this. the only thing we know for sure is rates are going up for the wealthy. elections matter. he did win. >> i think what you have is a lot of posturing going on and it's posturing that takes you toward the negotiations that will take place. i would disagree with my friend marty that the rates have to go up. i think there's a compromise here that will assure there's additional revenue that comes from wealthy people by eliminating deductions. but a raise in tax rates will under mine the economy in significant ways. comes out of the hide of a lot of small businesses and the last thing we need at the present time is to make decisions about the fiscal cliff that take us toward another fiscal cliff next year because the economy deterio
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Nov 12, 2012 9:00am EST
our web site and we'll link you up. hurricane sandy and the election made it hard to fit in pet of the day but didn't mean we didn't see the photos. this morning we're saying hi to bandit. looks like he is having a relaxing week. and if you haven't eaten your breakfast, this may make you hungry. >> good morning. i don't know what kind of news you are expecting today but waiting to hear if she won $10,000 and all has to do with a recipe she came up with involving eggs. we're going to explain it all next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. >> today's fox 5 buzz bin brought to you by where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> oh, baby. a maryland family more than doubles in size after welcoming four new babies. >> oh, my goodness. >> this is a family in kent county. the mom gave birth to quadruplets. they are healthy and have a 3 year old big brother. >> oh, my goodness. >> that's quite a load. >> yes, it is. a lot of love. in a short amount of time. >> one local woman might have a dish worth $10,000
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
important thing. candace bennett is the president-elect. good morning to you. merry christmas. >> good morning, holly. >> reporter: with this, let's talk a little bit about the enchanted forest for people who aren't familiar. >> this is our 12th annual event and basically it's a combination of events. this is a forest, which we are themed trees. 130 this year. they're up for sale on auction. and we have children's events, including breakfast with santa and the children's science center will be here. >> reporter: when you talk about the trees in particular, like who decorates them and why the different themes? >> it's a combination. we have a lot of members who decorate them and we have a lot of local businesses that also contribute trees throughout the forest. >> reporter: it's a silent auction, so people can bid on them. the money from that goes to support the programs the junior league supports? >> that's correct. leadership and development programs as well as our local charities. >> reporter: they have all these wonderful trees and lots of events we'll talk about more later. they ha
FOX
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
election but since then we've seen issue after issue crop up. not the least of which is this scandal involving the now former cia director david patraeus and also one of the nation's top generals. >>> the president will have to do something of a juggling act when he scares off. for starters his high profile cia director is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on
FOX
Nov 13, 2012 9:00am EST
susan rice. >>> law makers are returning to capitol hill after the election season break. and they have a full plate of unfinished business. the biggest challenge is avoiding the double hit to the economy of tax increases and automatic spending cuts. besides avoiding the fiscal cliff, they have a half dozen hearings on the resignation of david patraeus. and the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> happening now, the murder trial of a buoy state university student. opening statements set to begin in a half hour. alexis simpson is accused of killing her roommate. killed her last year after the two argued over music played on an i pod. if convicted, she faces life in prison without parole. >>> another case we're following former dc council chairman kwame brown will be sentenced in court later today. bank fraud and campaign finance charges. separate sentences for both. melanie is live this morning with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. all of this is going to play out in two separate court houses because he's facing charges in two different jurisdictions. one, the
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
certainly feel the pain. president obama will emerge today for his first remarks since election night, and he will no doubt talk about congress and the looming fiscal cliff. when taxes go up, government spending goes down at the end of the year. the president's former chief economic advisor paints a grim picture. >> the election is over. if you go off the fiscal cliff, the economy goes into recession the beginning of 2013. this is not a small matter. i think we have to address it. >> reporter: it will come down to these two men. the president expected to draw a line in the sand insisting on a massive tax hike for wealthy americans and republican house speaker john boehner now open to raising taxes in other ways. but he told abc news that tax rates should remain where they are. >> on the table, but through reforming our tax code. and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem, and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> reporter: most economists agree that reforming entitlement programs like medicare, medicaid and social security is necessary,
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
planning for next election day, trying to avoid a repeat of long lines at the polls. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> good morning on this thursday, november 8th, friday eve, everyone. taking a live look over washington, d.c. this morning waking up to some chilly temperatures once again. we'll see how it is going to shape up today for you. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. not too bad here but when you look at these pictures, you're like wow, thousands of people in new york and new jersey are without power again after a strong nor'easter hit the area. storm packed powerful winds and heavy wet snow bringing down trees and power lines that hadn't been knocked down by the superstorm. there have been no mandatory evacuations although new york city mayor michael bloomberg urged residents of low-lying neighborhoods to leave. >> look at all this. >> that woman had a smile on her face. she was like i can't believe this. >> she had a smile on her face. >> she was like i can't believe what i'm doing. we had some showers ov
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
go back to an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance. it found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions an expenditures and that $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company controlled by brown's brother. kwame brown's original plea agreement where he admit guilt to those charges called for a six-month jail sentence but prosecutors since then sort of softened their opinion on that. they said they would be willing to accept six days in jail served primarily on weekends and three years of supervised probation. brown's attorneys on the other hand are asking for no jail time, two years of supervised probation and community service. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> now for a follow-up to a fox 5 investigation on a critical shortage of paramedics in the district. >> the city can't keep enough medic units on the streets around the clock. today, d.c.'s fire chief will announce a plan to move medics off the overnight hours to help with busier times of the day. the chief disputes the claim by the firefighters union that th
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
-election press conference first saying he saw no evidence that national security was harmed in the petraeus affair. then he came to the defense of u.s. ambassador susan rice. republicans say she gave misleading information on five sunday stalk shows a week after the deadly rampage in benghazi. they have been hammering the administering on what they say is shifting stories and changing time lines. rice is said to be the short list to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. president obama lashed out at her critics. >> she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interest in the united nations with skill and prorveggallism and toughness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. -- professionalism and toughness and grace. >> there is no credibility among most of us concerning the administering and into the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue. >> reporter: now, senators mccain and graham are call identifying select commi
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >>> here is a unique gift marking president obama's re- election. a small town in italy is sending him a truffle. not the chocolate kind. it is the super expensive mushroom kind prized by gourmands around the globe. it is set to arrive in the u.s. next sunday. >> they use it like truffle oil on your fries or on this. quite the delicacy. >> okay. >>> still ahead, you will find them in everything from main dishes to desert. they are nutritious and they won't bust your goesery budget. >> we are talking all about eggs and holly is live in northwest to show us what has one new restaurant all cracked up. up. we'll be right back. 11/12/12 >>> good morning, everybody. i hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weekend we had. and on this monday veteran's day, we have something extra special planned. we are debt indicating the whole morning to eggs which is why we are here at the drafting table. a new restaurant opened back in september. but here no matter what you order, you can always add a 64 degree egg. what is that? i don't know. what cc is going to tell us. she's a
FOX
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
the first time today that the president addresses this so-called fiscal cliff since the election. in his address from the white house, the president is expected to urge congress to come up with some sort of deal to break this impasse or risk plunging the country into a recession. the president and congress must broke are a -- broker a deal by the end of the year to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to take effect. without an agreement, the nation will go back into recession and unemployment will climb above 9%. the president is not expected to provide a specific plan but will pressure congress to act. leaders on both sides they say want to work together. democrats want to let tax breaks expire for the wealthiest americans. republicans oppose hiking taxes but have opened the door to finding new revenue through tax reform. >> there is an altern i have to to going over the fiscal cliff in whole or in part. it involves making real changes to the financial structure of entitlement programs and reforming our tax code to curb special interest loopholes and detuxes. >> i want to work tog
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
news conference since president obama was re- elected. also on tap, the fiscal cliff. president obama is meeting with business leader at the white house again today. and this comes as we could get word of another change at the top. house minority leader nancy pelosi will announce her future in congress later on this morning. so big news ahead today on the hill. >>> also making headlines this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown learns his punishment for bank fraud and a campaign finance violation and he will not be spending time behind bars. >> also ahead, the alleged east coast rapist backs out of an expected guilty plea. we'll have more on that when fox 5 morning news continues. ♪ [ harry umlaut ] hey you know what, i speak european. [ sally umlaut ] european isn't a language. i think they speak all kinds over there. nah. it's basically one language with a few variations. my cousin has a passport. uh-huh. take this fascinating muller yogurt. frut up. means "fruit up." as in creamy yogurt down below. and a delectable, aromatic layer of blended fruity, moussey, uppin
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00am EST
conference since husband re-election. he defended susan rice for her comments on the attack and blasted her critic. melanie alnwick is live with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today, the house and senate intelligence committees hold their long-awaited hearings on the controversy surrounding the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they are hoping to finally sort out what happened, why there wasn't enough security, who knew about the terrorist ties and whether they knew about that. president obama took on some of those controversies in a wide- ranging press conference yesterday. republicans have been furious about what they see as a changing time line from the white house. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were coiled trying to defend the post in that ambush. they say u.s. ambassador susan rice gave inaccurate information during her appearances on five sunday talk shows the week after the attack blaming the tax on a video that insulted the prophet mohammed. critics say it was deliberately misleading and they vow to block her nomination shoul
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am EST
. thank you. >>> president obama back in washington after celebrating his re-election in chicago. the president has a number of pressing issues on his plate too. the white house and congress are promising cooperation before crippling tax hikes and budget cuts automatically kick in on all americans in the new year. the president is also expected to have to appoint a new secretary of state and treasury secretary. >>> in virginia, election officials are considering changes now after long lines forced some to wait for hours to cast their ballot. the commonwealth is now considering switching from the touch screen machines to optical scans. in maryland, turnout was less than in 2004 and 2008 but there were still a lot of complaint about long lines and registration issues. election officials are now investigating those voting problems. a lot of people experience those lines. >> lots of long lines especially with early voting. >> i saw lines at the polling place where i went the day of election day. a long line of people just for issues and problems they were having. i went right in and voted
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
first news conference since being re-elected. it is set to begin at 1:30 this afternoon in the east room of the white house. the president is expected to address a number of issues that include negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff, the growing david petraeus scandal and the deadly consulate attacks in benghazi, libya. >>> a fox 5 follow-up. a major shake-up at d.c. schools. >> we now know which schools are slated to close. we'll get a full report coming up. first, here is tucker barnes. >> got cold overnight. our temperatures overnight back in the upper 20s and low 30s. you will want a jacket. i'll have all the details on the wednesday weather forecast and julie wright has a look at your traffic coming up in just a couple of minutes. minutes.  >>> welcome back to fox 5 morning news, this is a live look outside right now of reagan national airport. it is wednesday, november 14th, 2012. now, that was a clear picture we just saw a few minutes ago. this is what could be in store for us because, you know, wintertime. we'll have a better idea of how northern virginia will deal with th
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am EST
second highest local elected office before pleading guilty in june to providing false information on bank loan applications. one of the loans was for a 39- foot, 330-horsepower boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. another case involved an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance and that found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions and expenditures and that $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company controlled by brown's brother. now, initially brown said that he didn't do anything wrong and he said he was not going to resign but it was just a few days after that that he did plead guilty and resign his position. prosecutors said he deserved credit for that. and also he said he didn't default on any of his loans so he prevented any financial loss. in their sentencing memo, they also said that kwame brown really has paid a heavy price for his crime as he should. he was once one of most popular elected officials in
FOX
Nov 12, 2012 5:00am EST
focused on the election, behind the scenes, cia director david petraeus is being advised to resign as his affair was about to become very public and now members of congress are asking questions about the timing. david petraeus and paula broadwell first met in the spring of 2006. four years later, a dissertation written by broadwell about the four-star general developed into something much more. >> i had been working on this project as my dissertation and when he went to afghanistan in the summer of 2010, i decided it turn it into a book. i shot him an e-mail and said i'm going to go for it. i showed up in afghanistan. >> reporter: the fbi discovered at fair between petraeus and broadwell while the agency was investigating harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. kelley is a long-time friend of petraeus and his wife holly. no word on how kelley and broadwell are connected. >> that is crazy. read about the story in the last few days but i didn't realize people involved were right down the street here. so it is interesting. but it's sad. it's too bad. >> reporter: califo
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00am EST
. today, president obama will make his first remark on the crisis since his re-election. sherry ly is live on capitol hill with the details. >> reporter: well, wisdom, it was the inability of congress to come to some sort of agreement on this that put us in this position. now, the nation faces recession unless lawmakers can find some sort of agreement. today n an address from the white house, the president will up the pressure on congress. without a deal to avert the so- called fiscal cliff, automatic tax increase and government spending cuts across the board would go into effect in january. the cuts would likely hit the d.c. region hardest given the large federal work force and a local economy largely built around the federal government. democrats want to let bush era tax breaks for the wealthiest americans expire while republicans prefer raising money through tax reform. leaders of both parties say they want to work together but as the president prepares to address the issue today, there is little time left. >> people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. an
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